Donated Technology To Help Abused Kids
Electronic waste drop-off to raise much needed funds for “999 for Kids” Sheriff Department Fundraiser.
On Saturday, August 18, 2007 from the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. the Los Angeles
County Sheriff’s Department and Electronic Recyclers International will partner together to raise much need funds for the department’s “999 for Kids” fund.
Santa Clarita residents will have the opportunity to recycle their old computers, television sets, LCD screens, plasma screens, laptops, printers, copiers, fax machines, keyboards, speakers, cell phones and other out-dated, unusable or unwanted electronics at the Pitchess Detention Center located in the front parking lot at 29320 The Old Road in Castaic.
Electronic Recyclers International will donate 20 cents per pound to the “999 for Kids” fund. There is no charge to individuals who drop off electronic waste and event sponsors are hoping to raise $3,000 for the “999 for Kids” fund.
According to Sergeant Gerri McCorkle, the fund was established in 1985 by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Children and Family Services who joined together and organized the “999 for Kids” fund.
The fund was developed to help physically and mentally challenged children throughout Los Angeles County who are victims of the most severe cases of child abuse, neglect and family violence.
The "999 for Kids" fundraises money for the purpose of purchasing special items and services for these children, i.e., sport wheelchairs, computers, special education classes, medically-oriented toys and games. Additionally, a Christmas Party sponsored by the Training Bureau and an Ice Cream Social Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Family Crimes Bureau are held annually.
Through the generosity of the men and women of the Sheriff's Department and the
community, financial support for the "999 for Kids" fund is accomplished through fund raising events.
For further information about the electronic waste or e-waste collection program, call Sergeant Gerri McCorkle at (661) 295-8840.